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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.
The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth
Act IV. Scene VI.
London.  Cannon Street.
Enter JACK CADE, and his Followers.  He strikes his staff on London-stone.
  Cade.  Now is Mortimer lord of this city. And here, sitting upon London-stone, I charge and command that, of the city’s cost, the pissing-conduit run nothing but claret wine this first year of our reign. And now, henceforward, it shall be treason for any that calls me other than Lord Mortimer.
Enter a Soldier, running.
  Sold.  Jack Cade! Jack Cade!        5
  Cade.  Knock him down there.  [They kill him.
  Smith.  If this fellow be wise, he’ll never call you Jack Cade more: I think he hath a very fair warning.
  Dick.  My lord, there’s an army gathered together in Smithfield.
  Cade.  Come then, let’s go fight with them. But first, go and set London-bridge on fire, and, if you can, burn down the Tower too. Come, let’s away.  [Exeunt.

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